Writing a CV can often be a long winded and complicated task. That is why we have provided the following template which you can use for free and edit as you please.
The template should give you a good idea of how to structure your CV, however, there are other things you should also bear in mind:
- Order your CV properly.
- Order your CV into reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent experience or achievements first.
- Don’t rush it as you only get one chance to make an impression.
- Use a spell checker and where possible get someone to proof read your CV.
- Lies on your CV can land you (and potentially your employer) in trouble.
- The advancement of databases has made it far easier to spot discrepancies between old and new copies of your CV.
- Bullet points, Bolding and Underlining are all easy ways to keep the layout of your CV attractive.
- Where possible, try to keep your CV between 2-4 pages. Obviously for some people who have enjoyed a particularly varied career this may not be possible.
- Keep sentences to the point, short and punchy, as most people haven’t got time to read a novel.